Actress Uma Thurman is the face of Campari‘s new (and 15th) annual calendar, this year photographed by Koto Bolofo. Wearing red fashions in 10 of the 12 months, dressed as a male in one and clad in white for December, the statuesque beauty is posed in the midst of various worldwide celebrations ranging from the United States’ Mardi Gras to Brazil’s Reveillon. Read more
Commissioned by Prada for their Autumn/Winter ’13 collection, Los Angeles-based writer, director & photographer Luke Gilford collaborated with Document Journal, actress Jane Fonda, and Jake Shears, formerly of Scissor Sisters, to create an chilling space-age short film, entitled The Future of Flesh.
The blog, One small seed writes “With Jake Shears’ eerie music score creating an almost sci-fi horror atmosphere, Gilford – in only just over a minute – manages to indulge us in a discourse of age, mimicry, the future and and high fashion. Faces elongated and latex as skin, the models are far from stereotypical in their aesthetic, perhaps serving as a metaphor for Prada’s new collection: typically that there is nothing mediocre or ordinary when it comes to Prada. The director also opens up the discussion of the industry moving past traditional standards of beauty, allowing room for new intellectual thought processes and denying the age-old idea of fashion being equivalent to mindlessness.”
The New York Times Magazine reports that ‘The eerie, evocative video features an original score by Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and is narrated by Jane Fonda — not coincidentally, another complicated feminist icon. While the clip is not the usual terrain for Fonda, she was easily convinced to lend her voice.’
above: Jane Fonda at LACMA, 2012 (image courtesy of zimbio)
“When Jake asked me to collaborate on the video I thought, For Jake, anything. He’s so out-of-this-world creative and cutting-edge, I knew it would be exciting. I was right,” she said, describing the project as “just wild and unique and Pedro Almodovarish.”
Director: Luke Gilford
Score: Jake Shears
Voice: Jane Fonda
Cast: Rosalie Gilford, Rya Kleinpeter, Peggy Noland, Renata Raksha
Jewelry: Lynn Ban
above: Tilda Swinton in Mark Fast
She may look a bit alien, but in this Tilda Swinton fashion editorial, the Scottish actress knows how to strike a pose. The muse for many fashion designers, you can see why in these stunning photos. AnOther Magazine has a flashback section in which they show the best bits from their archives and these images stopped me in my tracks. Read more
Haven’t yet got enough of Miley’s tongue or her twat-touching? Photographer Terry Richardson’s latest images of the overexposed Miley Cyrus were shot in New York just these past two days, October 3rd and 4th where she’s in town for her live hosting of tonight’s SNL. Read more
AriZona Beverages has teamed up with Shaquille O’Neal to launch an all-natural cream soda line. SODA SHAQ, named for the basketball legend known for his personality, has hit the market in AriZona’s signature single-serve 23.5oz. can from Rexam.
SODA SHAQ contains real vanilla from Madagascar, is sweetened with pure cane sugar and has just 90 calories per serving. Like all AriZona products, it is made with no artificial colors or preservatives and is available in Original Vanilla Cream, Orange Cream, Blueberry Cream and Strawberry Cream flavors.
“We are excited to expand our offerings to include a great carbonated beverage innovation based on a soda shop classic,” said Don Vultaggio, Chairman of AriZona Beverages. “With nearly a third less calories than the competition, SODA SHAQ’s great-tasting and all-natural cream sodas are perfect for consumers looking for variety. And through our continued partnership with Rexam, we are bringing them to market in another great version of our iconic big cans.”
The new can designs (of which there are 8 for the flour flavors) include the tagline “A Big Can for the Big Man” and prominently feature Shaq’s famous likeness.
Rich Grimley, president and CEO, Rexam BCNA, says, “As the industry leader in 24oz. ‘big’ can production, we continue to grow our relationship with AriZona Beverages, supporting this brand extension with an ideal packaging choice that delivers superior recycling and environmental benefits as well as filling and distribution economics.”
SODA SHAQ is currently available at retailers nationwide at a suggested retail price of $.99 per can.